Monthly Archives: October 2018

Can your landlord waive a lease covenant which it was obliged to enforce?

This is an interesting question and one which I know many leaseholders wrestle with when dealing with their landlords. While I’m sure that there may well be leases out there allowing direct enforcement of covenants by leaseholders against other leaseholders I have yet to see one. This leaves leaseholders in a difficult position having to […]


rhw – Family Law Team listed in Legal 500

rhw are delighted to announce that our Family Law Team are now listed in the Legal 500! This demonstrates the level of commitment and dedication the team has shown over the past few years and the fact it has been recognised by those who spend their lives assessing this area of Law. If we can […]


S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd – Landlords and Tenants Hold their Breath……

Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Demolish or Reconstruct ground [s.30(1)(f)] to be considered by the Supreme Court – Part 1 S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd (Judgement [2017] EWHC 1670 QB appealed) was heard by the Supreme Court on 17 October 2018. The decision will have significant consequences  and landlords and tenants across […]


Civil Partnerships for All?

In June, the Supreme Court ruled that denying heterosexual couples the right to have a Civil Partnership was inherently discriminatory. Hot on the heels of this judgement, The Prime Minister recently announced her government’s intentions to make it possible for heterosexual couples to enter into Civil Partnerships, rather than get married. Would this be an […]


Sexism in the Business World – The message is not getting through

Unless you have been in hibernation for the last 12 months you cannot have failed to notice the “Me Too” campaign. Some dismiss this campaign as over sensitive, hysterical women. Surely, there is nothing wrong with a bit of flirtation and banter in the work place or at a corporate event? Surely such behaviour does […]


Cultural Difference Matters: Why you should work for rhw

I have been at rhw for seven years. Before starting my current role as Head of Business Development at rhw, I had worked at other Law Firms and also a variety of Commercial Property Firms in London. During those years I encountered all sorts of work environments, from the very relaxed to the almost military […]


Live in the Now | Manage Simply | Live Happily – for World Mental Health Day 2018

Many employers talk about wellbeing and mental health issues. At rhw we are putting what we talk about into action! To mark World Mental Health Day we are posting this snap-shot of what’s going on inside rhw.  Know a colleague who doesn’t sleep well? Someone in your team who doesn’t cope well under pressure or recently suffered […]


Is it Time to Look at Your Lease Terms?

One of the areas we get asked about from time to time by clients and enquirers are upward only rent reviews. These were very popular among landlords, for obvious reasons, during the 80’s and 90’s. The recent challenging trading environment for many retailers on the High Street as well as those operating in other commercial […]


Guest Blog for October – Why use a Property Search Agent?

rhw like to keep their finger on the pulse of what is going on from the point of view of others in the wider business world. To this end we like to, once in a while, feature a guest blog from one of our contacts. Today we feature a case study provided by our guest blogger […]